The Pub Show postponed until 2022

The organisers of The Pub Show have decided to postpone the PUB21 event until 28 February 2022.

After long discussions with industry stakeholders and key partners, the organisers of The Pub Show have decided to postpone the PUB21 event until 28 February 2022.

In a statement sent to Pub & Bar magazine, Harry Keeble, event manager for PUB21, explains how despite implementing everything required to ensure the event could go ahead to help support the hard-hit publican community, in the end they were left with little choice:

“Despite introducing ‘All Secure Standard’, a risk-assessment based framework for Covid-19, and planning for the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, ultimately the lack of guidance and clarity from government on when business events can restart has meant that we have had to take the painful decision to postpone The Pub Show until 2022.

“Despite the current climate, we felt extremely confident that we could deliver a safe and secure live event for the thousands of publicans that attend the show each year. We are devastated that we will not be able to play our part next year in helping the UK pub industry recover from the catastrophic consequences of the pandemic in a face-to-face format. However, we are currently investigating numerous ways in which we can continue to support and connect with the publican community throughout 2021 and beyond, and hope to make an announcement around this soon.

“We would like to thank our loyal exhibitors, visitors and partners for their ongoing support and look forward to seeing them again, face-to-face, in 2022.”

PUB21 was due to take place from 22 to 24 March 2021 at ExCeL London alongside Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC), International Food & Drink Event (IFE), IFE Manufacturing Solutions (IMS), The European Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Expo, The London Produce Show and the Festival of Enterprise.